The maneuver initially appeared to be a stockpiling of sorts for the Chiefs at cornerback, where Fuller figured to be an outstanding complement to the uniquely dynamic Marcus Peters.
Instead, in one form or another, he was a factor in making Peters seem expendable to the Chiefs, who along with a sixth-round pick was traded to Los Angeles for the meager sum of a second and fourth pick.
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Offensive lineman Ryan Hunter
The Chiefs have given the undrafted rookie a look in their starting lineup at left guard during offseason practice. That the Chiefs are already seeing how much Hunter can handle speaks well for his chance of making the team and eventually contributing even more. -- Adam Teicher
Wide receiver: Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
After being Mr. Versatile for the Chiefs in Year 1, Hill was able to concentrate on being a wideout in his sophomore campaign. Not playing on the return team allowed him to take fewer hits and take the next step as a WR1. The result: 75 catches for 1,183 yards and seven touchdowns.
Longtime Kansas City Chiefs OLB ventures further into music with plans for his first full-length album.
"Kyle is the best offensive coordinator. He's the best play designer," former NFL quarterback and current NBC Sports analyst Chris Simms opined during the Falcons' 2016 Super Bowl run. "He's the most creative offensive schemer in the game right now, and that's saying a lot."
It's saying a lot because Shanahan faces stiff competition from the likes of McVay, Saints coach Sean Payton, Eagles leader Doug Pederson, Chiefs wizard Andy Reid and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.
It should be no one really knows what they’re watching out there. Maybe Kansas City blew it in letting Wilson go for half the price it signed erratic Sammy Watkins. Maybe he didn’t play a larger role in Kansas City’s productive offense for a reason we’ll see come September and October.
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"Everybody is an expert out there on Hackenberg and thinks he can't play," Gruden said as the Raiders wrapped up a three-day mandatory minicamp. "It's unfortunate, this whole collective [bargaining agreement]. How do you develop a quarterback? I don't know how you do it."
This group of teams would fall in the middle of the recruiting pack:
The Ravens are kind of fun, and Baltimore is kind of nice
The Broncos play in a cool city, though the Nuggets don’t pile up superstar signees
The Chiefs, right? They at least have a really loud stadium. Great for hosting official visits.
The Philadelphia Eagles celebrated their Super Bowl LII victory and unveiled their championship rings during a ceremony Thursday evening.
Martin, a four-time Pro Bowler and two-time first-team All-Pro, has agreed a six-year extension believed to be worth $84million, with $40m guaranteed.
Seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson was Exhibit A whenever the discussion about top CBs shadowing No. 1 receivers popped up. Under new head coach Steve Wilks, that role will change.
The Giants avoided disaster on Thursday after a minicamp scuffle resulted in tackle Nate Solder requiring an examination of his knee. All is well, though, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
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All of the Chiefs’ six draft picks are now signed to the team.
The Chiefs wrapped up their offseason program on Thursday morning with the cancellation of their final practice.
Reid said that OLB Dee Ford should be ready for camp.
"I would grade it as like a 6/10 on the no-look scale. I think I’ve had some better. That’s something that I worked on throughout college and sometimes I did it on the scout team last year. And so I’m going to try to stay looking at the targets as I throw them this year, but it might come out.”